BREAKING: 2 dead, 2 injured near Sacramento; gunman taken into custody

BREAKING: 2 dead, 2 injured near Sacramento; gunman taken into custody

[Ed. – The second sheriff’s deputy shot by the assailant, Marcelo Marquez, died in the last hour.]

A man suspected in the shootings of three sheriff’s deputies and a bystander Friday has been taken into custody.

According to Placer County sheriff spokesperson Dena Erwin, the suspect, identified as Marcelo Marquez, 34, was captured hiding in an Auburn residence after a four-hour search. He was not shot. Marquez was to be transported to an area hospital to be checked and then taken to Placer County Jail. …

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones confirms sheriff’s deputy Danny Oliver died after being shot in the head by an individual during a confrontation at a Motel 6 on Arden Way Friday morning. Oliver, 47, was a problem-oriented policing (POP) officer and had served with the sheriff’s department for 15 years. He leaves his wife and two daughters.

Jones said Oliver’s partner fired back at the shooter. …

ultiple law enforcement officers are looking for an armed individual in the south Auburn area after three sheriff’s deputies and a bystander were shot Friday.

All five schools in the Auburn Unified School District are locked down, including Placer High School. The manhunt appears to be focused behind the high school.

The evolving situation began at approximately 10:30 a.m. when a Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy was shot on the 2000 block of Arden Way.

Sacramento County sheriff’s Sgt. Lisa Bowman said the deputy responded to a suspicious vehicle with a man and woman inside in the parking lot of a Motel 6 at 2030 Arden Way. Upon approaching the vehicle, the deputy was shot and the suspects fled the area. The condition of the deputy, who was transported to UC Davis Medical Center, has not been disclosed.

The man and woman then approached a driver on the 700 block of Howe Avenue and demanded the person’s car. When the driver refused to give up the car, the driver was shot by at least one of the suspects, Bowman said.

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